Monday, 14 June 2021

Welkom: A 35 year old man appeared in court for allegedly killing a woman. The victim was found by the police with multiple stab wounds on Saturday;12 June 2021, in Jan Hofmeyer road in Manny’s; Welkom.

SAPS members were busy with their normal duties driving in Jan Hofmeyer road towards Manny’s direction when they were stopped by a driver of a white Ford Ranger. The driver alerted them about a man who allegedly killed a woman and that the suspect was inside a white Toyota Tazz, which was heading towards town.

The police gave chase and stopped the vehicle near the garage. The suspect was sitting at the back seat of the vehicle with his clothes full of blood and was immediately arrested.

The police officers then went to the crime scene and found a 38 year-old woman lying on her back alongside the road. Emergency services were called to the scene and the victim was taken to the hospital for medical treatment and later passed on.

The suspect made his first appearance today; 14 June 2021 at the Welkom Magistrates’ court.